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You ever just feel like you should be doing more with you life?

I know I do…and that’s how I’m feeling these days.

Don’t get it twisted. I’m not depressed or anything.

I’m quite happy with my life right now.  I have a great family and a great group of friends around me, who no matter how crazy they are, I wouldn’t trade them for anything!

I guess I just feel like there’s something else that I should be doing.

Hmm…I wonder what though?

I go out on the weekends. Sometimes it’s every Friday & Saturday and a lot of times I don’t get back into the house until after 4am.

I’m okay with that. However, I feel like there are certain people in my life who judge me for going out and having a good time. And this really irks me from time to time.

It’s not like I’m wildin’ out or anything. Hell, I don’t even drink. So who cares if I go out with my friends to a party or bowling or whatever and get home in the wee hours of the morning? I’m not hurting anyone or breaking any laws, so what’s the big deal?

Before I was born, my mother used to go out on the town…she would even fly to L.A. for the weekend just to hit up a party. So being social is in my genes…

I don’t have any kids, no man, so there’re no responsibilities that I’m neglecting to be in the streets.

Half the time I go out, it’s because I’m bored and just don’t want to be in the house alone watching some crap on TV…and it just so happens that my closest friends are bored too, so why not spend time with the people that you care about and have a blast at the same time?

Sometimes I think the people who criticize me the most are people who are jealous of the way that I live my life because they now have to live with some of the decisions that they made in their lives…

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1. If you were guaranteed lifelong financial stability in your dream career, would you leave your current job? What is your dream career? I would DEFINITELY leave my current job.  I work in Corporate America and I never in a million years thought that I would be working here, let alone for as long as I have.  I have two dream careers (probably because I’m so ADD.)  I really want to open up a 24/7 diner in a hole-in-the-wall that’s not really flashy but the food is GREAT and it’s one of those places that would be popular by word of mouth, off the beaten path, if you will.  The other is kinda hard to explain. It’s a cross between a caterer, event planner and a professional party host.  I think it would be a career that I’d be naturally good at doing.  Hell, there have been times when I’ve successfully done each role separately in recent years, so I would think it wouldn’t be hard to combine the three.

2.If you could move anywhere in the world, where would you move and why?
Hmm…of all the places that I’ve traveled, my favorite has been Rome.  I visited Rome in 2007 for about 4 days and did not want to leave.  It’s beautiful to see such a respect for their history.  One second you are stuck in traffic, and the next second you are seeing the ruins of what once was.  There was such charm in all of the different areas of the city, and my favorite area was Trastevere, trés cute!  And the food!  OMG, the food was amazing.  Like seriously, pasta and pizza will NEVER be the same!

3. What bad habit do you NOT intend on giving up?
Is it bad that I’m having a hard time thinking of my bad habits?  Let’s see…you know what?  I’m gonna have to get back to you on this one…Stay tuned for my answer!

4.Which one would you rather have: Wealth or Notoriety? Wealth.  I could be broke and everyone knows who I am.  With wealth, I could solve a lot of the problems that the people I care about most have.  And for many of them, I would help them out anonymously.

5. If you had to walk away from Blogland, would you be able to do it?
Umm…if I HAD to, yes.  But I’ll admit that it might be hard.  In the evenings during the week, I spend the majority of my time on my computer.  So unless there was something that was occupying me during that time, I’d be extremely bored.

In case you didn’t know, I always have a theme for the new year.  There’s no telling when I’ll be inspired.  This year’s theme hit me this afternoon while on my to Lenox.

The theme for 2009 is the YEAR OF ME.

I know what you’re thinking.  What does that mean?

Well, it partly a continuation of last year’s theme “It’s Alright” because I’m focusing on ME and things that make me happy.  But the “ME” also stands for Memorable Experiences.

I believe that the people and things you love help make every experience memorable.  That being said, 2009 will be all about doing what makes me happy with the people that make me happy.  I know that I was super blessed in 2008 and I pray those blessings will carry over into 2009.  I plan to embrace every blessing that comes my way, no matter how big or small they are.

I have no time for the drama and negativity in my inner circle, especially when there’s so much drama going in the rest of the world.

In a world where the personal connection has been lost amid all of the technology, 2009 will be a year of reconnecting with people the old fashion way.  You know hand written letters (emails if I don’t have your address), phone calls, and visits.  And I expect to be held to it.

To those of you that are fortunate enough to be a part of the memorable experiences that take place this year, I hope that they are just as memorable for you as they are for me!

Hallelujah, holla back!

– Lboog

What a year! What a year!

2008 was a great year for me personally.  From the beginning to the end, this has been a year of milestones.

Overall, I had A LOT of fun.  For the first time in a long time, I can say that I truly enjoyed living my life in 2008!  Sure I had some tough times, but I never let the bad take away from my happy.  Even a few of my friends commented that I look happier in photos, which makes me feel good.  I definitely plan to “keep the party going” in 2009!

Some highlights from the year include

  • Meeting my father and having the opportunity to build a relationship with him. HUGE.
  • Bonding with a new group of Sisterfriends.  Thanks, Babs for bringing these fabulous ladies into my life in 2008!
  • Getting the chance to bond with my friend Sasha before she left to go to her Peace Corps assignment in Paraguay.  I definitely think that those few days we spent together helped to bring us closer together as friends.  We’ve known each other for so long that we didn’t KNOW each other anymore…that visit meant the world to me.
  • I saw a lot of great artists perform.  Sometimes I was by myself, but I decided to go to something if I really wanted to.  Lupe Fiasco, Alice Smith, Estelle, Boyz II Men, Morris Day, Common, N.E.R.D, Janelle Monae, Maxwell, Jazmine Sullivan, Bun B, Black Sheep, Nice & Smooth, Hollyweerd, Eva Kennedy, and others…
  • My friend Tiffany and I got closer as friends after her visit to Atlanta.  It was a CRAZY weekend, but I wouldn’t have traded those 72 hours for the world!
  • I reconnected with my friend Tishana.  We hadn’t been in contact with each other in about 3 years, and when we did get start hanging out again, it was just like old times….only we were both more mature.  We are so close now that people (both her friends and mine) didn’t realize that we hadn’t been friends before this past summer.
  • ALL of the good times with Decatur.  I think he’s one of the few people that can keep up with me and my “celebrity” moments! LOL
  • Wednesday nights with Sunfresh and the chronic butter LMAO
  • OBAMA! OBAMA!
  • Holiday Bowling, until that Yung Berg wannabe tried to act all big — you are so wack, son!
  • Meeting my brothers, step-mom, sister-in-law, and nephew.  I’m looking forward to getting to know them in 2009.

It was a great 2008, but I know that 2009 will be greater.  I wish all of you lots of love, success and happiness.

Hallelujah, holla back!

– Lboog

So I saw this over at KK Avenue’s spot and decided to share some more random stuff about me…I have some new posts that I’m working on, but since I’ve got so much going on this week it’s not looking like I’ll be able to finish them before I head home to DC for the holidays.

  1. I might fall apart without my calendar/planner.
  2. As much as I love kids, I have no desire to bring one into this world anytime soon.
  3. I really hate talking with people about religion.  I may not go to church, but I do know a few things about different religions and the Bible.  Matter of fact, I may tell you some things that you didn’t know about your own faith.
  4. When it comes to telling someone how I feel, whether it’s positive or negative, I prefer to write a letter rather than telling the person on the phone or in person.
  5. I always keep a notebook or notepad near by. I never know what idea or thought may hit me, so I’d rather be prepared and not lose the thought.
  6. Coffee has no effect on me.  As a matter of fact, it makes me sleepy.  Thanks to my former stint as a Starbucks barista. I think I’m immune to caffeine now.
  7. I’ve never had the chicken pox.  I tried to get it from my friends growing up, but never could catch it.
  8. I don’t get angry/mad at people.  I get annoyed at something that someone says/does and then I cut the person out of my life.
  9. I believe the more the merrier, so as long as you are open to have fun and don’t have an attitude, you are always welcome to hang out with me.
  10. I can’t have food touching on my plate and I eat everything separately.  There are only a few exceptions: corned beef hash & eggs and rice & gravy entrees, every other time I may freak out a bit if the food is too close…
  11. I love salads, any kind.  Well I take that back, I’m not a fan of salads with fruit (not to be confused with fruit salad.)
  12. I truly believe I am destined to be wealthy.
  13. I have the ability to see things from a lot of different points of view.
  14. People say that I go out too much, but I really don’t.  The majority of the time, I’m sitting in my house watching TV or sleep.  Sure I may go out Friday and Saturday nights, but it’s not often that I go out 2 nights in a row…but really when you think about it I’m just like my mom — she met one of my godfathers at a party!
  15. When I’m the only one in my office, I sometimes dance around the kitchen while I’m waiting for food to heat up in the microwave.
  16. I don’t like tea, iced or hot, I think it tastes too much like leaves.

Feel free to do your own 16 random things list.  Just be sure to leave me a comment to let me know that you’ve done it so I can check your list out.

What’s up my people?  I know I’ve been posting rather sporadically recently but, I’ve been extra busy in the last month or so.  Hopefully after next week, things will slow down a bit.  But in the meantime, here are some things that have been on my mind:

So this past weekend I was in Miami and I had two epiphanies.  Yes, in Miami.  Random, I know.  The first epiphany was that I really don’t have any vices.  That is, except for shopping.  I don’t drink, I don’t smoke, I don’t gamble, I’m not into any street pharmaceuticals.  Nothing.  It’s not a bad thing, because I guess that means I don’t have an addictive personality.  Just simply something I realized.  The second epiphany was that, compared to most, I’ve lived a pretty drama-free life.  I’ve never had any trials or tribulations that have helped to shape the person that I am today.   I’ve always lived vicariously through other people.  Again, it’s not a bad thing, but there are times that I feel like I’m naive to to situations because I never experienced it first hand.

Why did someone comment on one of my posts promoting his MySpace page?  Dude, are you serious right now?

I have certain people in my life that I wish I could give them the world.  I hate to see them upset or stressed about something.  And I wish that I could just blink a couple of times and fix all of their problems.  Even when they are doing their best to be a good person, things go wrong and, not little things.  I find myself going out of my way to try to make life easier for them when I can…

Why won’t Juelz Santana go to a dentist to get his teeth fixed?  He’s an attractive brother, but those teeth take away from his smile…

I just bought a plane ticket to go home to DC for President-Elect Barack Obama’s inauguration.  I can’t wait.  And I sent in requests for tickets to my local congressman and senators.  I hope I get a ticket or two from somewhere *Fingers crossed* Even if I don’t, my friends and I are determined to be down on the National Mall in the nosebleed section on January 20, 2009…

What do you mean there are only two weeks until Thanksgiving?!?!  Where has the time gone?  That means that there is just over a month until Christmas!  EEK!!  I guess I should start thinking about Christmas cards…

Am I the only one who wonders what Michael Jackson would look like had he not bleached his skin and went crazy with the plastic surgery?

I really hate it when people don’t know when to let a point go.  You know how you and a group of friends will be in conversation and a particular topic will get one person all riled up and whatnot, and the just can’t seem to let the convo go, no matter how long it’s been over?  That really irks the hell out of me!

Umm…I think that’s it for now…


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